Thursday, 7 November 2019

October class makes and new furbaby

Oh my goodness, October was a whirlwind with the new furbaby! More on that later.

I wanted to share the projects made in my October classes; three Christmas cards, a tree decoration and a cute mini keepsake box. I kept the projects fairly simple just stamping, punching and a bit of colouring.  One of the card projects used an embossing folder and die cuts but I did that for everyone to save them time.
Below is a close up of the tree decoration (made with the larger ornament punch and the tiny keepsake box as they get lost above.
I love this first card, the base is Soft Suade with a Very Vanilla panel cut slightly smaller embossed with the Woodland Embossing folder. for class, I set up a template for two of the deer from the Dashing Deer stamp set using the Stamparatus (which is a brilliant tool if you are doing lots of repeat stamping) so everyone could stamp their own deer. The strip with the sentiment is 3cm x 10cm and added with dimensionals 
Here's the inside, which is rather pretty I think. It's hard to see but there's some of the vegas gold shimmer paint in the centre of the flowers - I ran out of gold pearls.
The next card base is larger than normal (10" x 7" - scored @ 5").  I used Cherry Cobbler with a panel of whisper white cut @ 10.5cm x 14.9cm (a quarter of A4) and a piece of whisper white 2" wide base for the sentiment (from an old retired stamp set called Sassy Salutations). I stamped the main panel with one of the stamps from the Christmas Countdown stamp set. I used the Everyday label punch to create the sentiment banner - I got the tip of how to stretch the punch from another demo - so clever.
Here's the inside - I used the same sized panel as on the front.
This next card is another unusual size for me (99cm x 21cm - scored @ 49.5cm) exactly one third of A4. I used stamps from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set using Night of Navy and Smoky Slate ink.
I think it looks really elegant. The sentiment on the inside is from another retired stamp set Hearts come Home.
Below is a single layer version and a wonderful example of #simplestamping - only a whisper white base and Night of Navy ink.
I promised to tell you a bit more about our new furbaby - so Bailey is now nearly 14 weeks old and has turned our world upside down. We adopted him at 8 weeks old from a local animal rescue charity, his Mum (Betty) being handed over while pregnant with her third litter at two years old!! We went to visit the three pups when they were 6 weeks old and had the pick of the litter. We had to wait for a home visit and got to bring Bailey home at 8 weeks. I've been sharing some photo's over on my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages and am sure I'll share some on here too for now just one.
So that's all for now. If you would like to purchase any of the products used simply click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse but remember to use the October Host code if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a FREE gift from me in November.

If you have any questions, live in West Sussex and would like to come to a class or host a party please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by and remember keep it crafty.

Lynnie C
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Monday, 30 September 2019

Happy Tails - New Home card and others

Hello my crafty friends

Hope you've had a good couple of weeks. We've had a really busy time including a wonderful wedding, catching up with family and friends, celebrating my husband and mother-in-laws birthdays amongst other things!

Today's cards all feature the Happy Tails stamp set from the annual catalogue. The first card was made for some friends who recently moved house and I love how it turned out - there's a link below to quick tutorial I've uploaded to YouTube.
Inside the simple sentiment from A Little Lace is stamped in Soft Suede ink. Sadly the Large Letter dies I used are no longer available (but I can't part with them as I use them all the time) but you can use any letter dies you have to hand - there's a set called Hand-lettered Prose dies in the annual catalogue if you need some. 
Products:-
Thick Whisper White cut @ 15.9cm x 21cm - scored @ 10.5cm
Whisper White cut @ 14.4cm x 10cm and 12.9cm x 6.5cm
Stamp Sets:- Happy Tails, Delightful Day, A Little Lace
Inks:- Soft Suede, Sahara Sand and Versamark
Brick and Mortar Embossing Folder
White Emboss Powder
Embossing Buddy
Heat Tool
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Mini Dimensionals

Here are a couple more simple cards that I made using just the Happy Tails Stamp set and the dog builder punch
This one has a Basic Black card base, two panels of Whisper White cut @ 10.4cm x 14.4cm; I used two of the Layering Square dies using Poppy Parade and Basic Black card to make the piece for the dog to sit in. Being a frugal crafter I even stamped the dog on the white layer and punched it out before adding the foot prints and sticking on the squares!! I only used two inks - Memento Black and Poppy Parade for the heart
The card below also uses one of the Stitched Labels Dies and a piece of Whisper White Flax Ribbon. Ink pads used are Sahara Sand and Soft Suede.
Click below to watch the tutorial for the first card - if you watch it, I'd love to know what you think, so please feel free to leave a comment below or on YouTube.
If you would like to purchase any of the products used simply click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse but remember to use the September Host code if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a FREE gift from me in October.

I'm not sure when my next blog post or video will be as we're going to have our hands full with a new puppy in a few days ..... so exciting!! Watch this space for updates and of course loads of photos.

As always, thanks for popping by and remember keep it crafty.

Lynnie C

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